Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
The Red Daughter, John Schwartz’s new novel, is a mesmerizing work of historical fiction, telling the story of Josef Stalin’s daughter Svetlana, her defection from Russia, and her life in America through the eyes of … Continue reading "John Burnham Schwartz"
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Unitarian Church
The Nantucket Book Festival invites everyone to the Sanctuary of the Unitarian Meeting House for our Opening Celebration, which extols the bond of literature and community to which our Festival is dedicated. Authors Ben Fountain, … Continue reading "Opening Night Celebration: How Can We Write When Everything’s Wrong?"
Jun 14 @ 9:30 pm Lemon Press
It may have been a full day, but the party has just begun! Head over to the Lemon Press Restaurant to enjoy dessert, beverages, music by Audio Architects, and conversations about your favorite books and … Continue reading "Festival After-Party – Sponsored by Lemon Press and The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce"
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Over 30 authors from Nantucket and New England gather under the garden tent to talk with readers and sell their books. Every genre from children’s to adult fiction and nonfiction will be represented. Discover the … Continue reading "Local Author Tent"
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Poet, translator, literary and art critic, and now winner of the 2019 PEN/ ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, Rowan Ricardo Phillips tracks the competitive world of the 2017 ATP men’s tennis tour in The … Continue reading "Rowan Ricardo Phillips"
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am The Dreamland
Celebrate the joy of reading with Wendy Rouillard and Barnaby Bear at a special Book Festival party! This FREE event will take place at the Dreamland Theater. There will be a reading, make your own … Continue reading "Celebrate Reading with Barnaby Bear! Sponsored by Fogged In Bookkeeping: Free – ticket required"
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Combat Marine veteran Elliot Ackerman, awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star, and Bronze Star, understands war from a boots-on-the ground perspective. His writing reaches beyond the political and cultural differences that divides us to create … Continue reading "Elliot Ackerman with Robert Cocuzzo"
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Physician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal “superbugs,” bacteria that have built up resistance to the life-saving drugs … Continue reading "Matt McCarthy with John Stanton"
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Methodist Church
How do you hold onto your humanity in the midst of crisis? Pushcart Prize-winning author Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers intertwines stories that take readers through the heartbreak of the AIDS crisis in the 1980’s … Continue reading "Rebecca Makkai with Tim Ehrenberg"
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Marzano-Lesnevich’s startling memoir The Fact of a Body follows their story from childhood, interspersed with the story of a murderer they are researching while a law clerk. Each narrative informs the other, and their conclusions, … Continue reading "Alex Marzano-Lesnevich with Amy Jenness"
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Methodist Church
In Washington Black, award-winning Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan tells the beautifully wrought tale of a young slave on Barbados who becomes a scientist and illustrator through an encounter with an eccentric slave-holding Englishman. The tale … Continue reading "Esi Edugyan with Heather Reisman"
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Methodist Church
The Library Book is a tribute to an institution that Susan Orlean considers formative to her love of reading and writing, and to the magic and stability libraries bring to our culture. It is also … Continue reading "Susan Orlean"
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm White Heron Theatre
Filmmaker and teacher Jay Craven worked with island students this spring, developing original ten minute plays that emphasize stories and characters facing and dealing with challenges, obstacles, and conflicts. They will be performed at the … Continue reading "Young Playwrights"
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CRU Oyster Bar
Celebrate the launch of the CRU Oyster Bar Nantucket Cookbook with an intimate tasting, preview and discussion of the book at CRU with authors and owners Erin Zircher, Jane Stoddard and Carlos Hidalgo. Published by … Continue reading "CRU Oyster Bar Cookbook Launch Party – Sponsored by CRU Oyster Bar"
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
Author of the highly acclaimed novel Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk, Ben Fountain speaks from the trenches of our current state of divisiveness in his new book, Beautiful Country Burn Again. His vivid essays portray … Continue reading "Ben Fountain with Michael Schulder"
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am White Elephant Brant Point Grill
Gather with us to meet master storyteller and New York Times best-selling author Craig Johnson, the creator of the heroes of the Longmire series, Walt Longmire, Henry Standing Bear, and Vic Morretti. A charmer himself, … Continue reading "Craig Johnson: The American West Meets the Seashore"
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Why doesn’t our immune system fight cancer the way it fights other diseases? Edgar Award-nominated author Charles Graber’s The Breakthrough details the astonishing scientific discovery of the code to unleashing the human immune system to … Continue reading "Charles Graeber with Robert Cocuzzo"
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am Nantucket Atheneum
Sarah Sentilles’s life was changed by seeing two newspaper photos: one of a lifelong conscientious objector, the other of a U.S. soldier who served at Abu Ghraib prison during the Iraq War. Interwoven with their … Continue reading "Sarah Sentilles with Michael Schulder"
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Nantucket Atheneum
How Beowulf Sheehan has come to be considered the foremost author portrait photographer of his generation becomes apparent when one spends time with the 200 photos in Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan. Due to … Continue reading "Beowulf Sheehan"
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Cisco Brewers
Gather at noontime at Cisco Brewers on our final day of the Festival for great food, music, and conversation for readers and writers alike. Get your copy of Summer of ‘69 signed by Elin Hilderbrand … Continue reading "Cisco Send-Off with Elin Hilderbrand and Literary Pet Photos"
Jun 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Listen for the sound of the trumpets playing Reveille announcing that the Fourth of July Main Street Festivities are ready to start. All Events start at 10 am. Dunk Tank, Watermelon Eating Contests, Face Painting, … Continue reading "Independence Day Festivities on Main Street"
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Surfside Beach
Hot Dogs & Hacky Sacks. KanJam. Cornhole. Watermelon Eating Contest at 2. Noon-4. Free Sponsored by Counterculture Nantucket: Family Friendly Fun for Folks of All Ages.
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come to Children’s Beach for traditional games for children ages 6-12, including tug-o-war, 3-legged race, wheelbarrow race, sack race, and more. Sponsored by the Town of Nantucket & Department of Culture and Tourism.
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 5 @ 9:00 pm Jetties Beach
Fireworks display shot off from a barge off of Jetties Beach. If you need a ride to Jetties Beach, catch the Wave in front of the Whaling Museum on Broad Street. — bus will depart … Continue reading "Nantucket Independence Celebration Fireworks"
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Nantucket Lighthouse School
The former director of Seed Savers Exchange and co-editor of The Seed Garden shares the stories of some of his favorite heirloom varieties and makes the case for why we should still be growing these … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Fifteen Heirloom Varieties, Their Stories and Why they Belong in Your Garden with Lee Buttala"
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nantucket Lighthouse School
Join Katie Hemingway, owner of Grass Roots Gardens, for a guided tour of Nantucket gardens. Participants will meet at the Nantucket Lighthouse School and visit properties via a tour van, allowing guests to see a … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Garden Tour with Katie Hemingway of Grass Roots Gardens"
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nantucket Lighthouse School
Join us for an enchanting afternoon garden tea party. The event will begin with children (and a parent or caregiver) crafting whimsical floral crowns. A magical tea party and scavenger hunt, created by Nantucket Lighthouse … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Mommy & Me Garden Tea Party"
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Nantucket Lighthouse School
In this hands-on workshop, children will explore how to use island-grown dried and pressed botanicals (flowers and leaves) to create beautiful and unique artwork. Using their new plant press and other tools (included in the … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Pressed and Dried Botanical Art for Kids with Bee Shay"
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Pocket Park Corner of Fair and Main
Lindsay Curry, owner of Mohr Gardening, will lead participants on an inspiring tour of town gardens, varying in size and scope About Lindsay: Lindsay’s first gardening jobs were the seemingly endless chores assigned by her … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Town Garden Tour with Lindsay Curry of Mohr Gardening"
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Nantucket Yacht Club
Eating well doesn’t depend on a supermarket stocked with any ingredient you could want, any day of the year. It depends on ingredients of the highest quality – fresh, well-grown, and enjoyed at their flavorful … Continue reading "Nantucket Garden Festival: Growing and Cooking the Year-Round Harvest with Barbara Damrosch"
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Oldest House
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Historic games crafts … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Oldest House"
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Old Mill
Join in the interactive and educational exhibits and activities for kids and families. Features at the sites will be changing all summer so you will want to come back more than once. Learn about how … Continue reading "Summer Fest at the Old Mill"